July 27 1906/2006
Harford - Harford is noted as a fine summer resort and many residents of cities go there for relief from the sultry heat and confusion. There are many lakes here and their beautiful surroundings are enjoyed by all.
Forest City - The official board of the Forest City Methodist church has decided to make extensive alterations and improvements to the present edifice, which when completed will give the congregation a larger and much more attractive place of worship.
Glenwood - Joe Cadden has the dog in his possession that killed the sheep. The owner can have him by claiming the property. One thing certain, he will kill no more sheep, for now he is a good doggie. Mr. Cadden has the finest crop of produce on his farm of any one around. His oats are at least six feet tall and the heads average 14 inches in length. His Early Fortune potatoes take 3 hills for a peck. His yellow flint corn is a sight to behold, stands 8 feet high and loaded with ears. His crops certainly look very promising. He uses the best seed that can be purchased and it pays.
Clifford - Could a man conceive of a place where he would not sooner be placed than in front of the teeth of a horse rake with the rake attached to a horse running away? But such was the case in the dreadful accident to P. A. Rivenburg, July 18th. He left his horse hitched to a rake standing in the field where he had been raking and went to help Emory Green put on a load of hay. There came a very sharp clap of thunder and lightning, scaring the horse, which ran with the rake, passing close by where they were loading hay. Rivenburg thought he could catch his horse and made the attempt, but missed the horse and went under the rake [and] the horse ran with him rolling under the rake some 80 rods, when the rake struck a rock and let him out. Green and his workmen pitched him up for dead, placed him on the load of hay and took him to Dr. Hager's office, where by the aid of two Drs. and the more than brotherly care of Rev. Sidney Rivenburg, at 4 o'clock the next morning he came to his right mind and it now looks as though he would recover.
Uniondale - Some of the lumbermen have gone back to the primitive way of carting and a number of ox teams with wide leather straps on them are daily passing, loaded with wood, R.R. ties or lumber and the deliberate way in which they move gives the drivers time to think and pray.
Birchardville - Dr. Fred S. Birchard, of Scranton, formerly of Birchardville, has an English dog with a solid gold tooth. A few days ago, noticing that one of its front teeth was very much decayed, Dr. Birchard took him to a dentist. The dentist suggested that the best thing to do was to insert a gold tooth, and the operation took a little more than half an hour. All that time the intelligent animal laid back in his master's arms, submitting with an occasional whine of pain, and now he sports about the fine gold tooth, a curiosity for all the small boys of the community.
Montrose - Albert Miller has recently added to his tonsorial parlor a towel steamer, which makes his shop complete and up-to-date in every respect. Walter Benjamin, the well known barber, is assisting in his shop. AND The managers of the Athletic baseball team have made arrangements with the "Phoebe Snow" team of the D.L.&W., at Scranton, for a game at Athletic Park, Aug. 18. The "Phoebe Snow" team has played 35 games this season and has won 33 and tied two.
Lawton - It is reported that Isaiah Haire, has gone into bankruptcy. We regret to hear of Mr. Haire's financial difficulties, which were aggravated by circumstances connected with the railroad survey through that place, when supposing all was in good faith, he boarded for a long time the gangs of surveyors, also advanced money to some of the men till the whole amount due him ran up into large sums. His indebtedness is given as $11,509.69 and his assets are set forth as being $15,665. Of this amount his property is valued at $10,300.
Bridgewater Twp. - Mrs. Elmer Pickett, who was bitten by a rattlesnake last week, is recovering.
Susquehanna - The Susquehanna Erie league team of this place defeated the leaders of the league Saturday by a score of 4 to 0. The Galion, O., team expected to have a cinch and win in a walk but with the boy wonder, Ahern, in the box, they were up against the real thing. The local team is now the strongest one in the league and should win the pennant. They play in Hornell Saturday, and as these two teams are now tied for second place, it will be an interesting contest.
Auburn Twp. - F. E. Fuller was appointed Judge in Nome, Alaska. He has been practicing in Nome since 1900. He came to Alaska in 1897 and first resided in Juneau. Mr. Fuller was born in West Auburn, the son of Charles Fuller. He was graduated from the Wesleyan University of Middletown, Conn. in 1890 and attended the law department of the National University, Washington D.C. He will take over Judge Reed's position.
Thompson - Accidents and wrecks on the Jefferson Branch are about as frequent as the showers on the farmer's hay, these days, with far sadder results. Last Sunday a boiler was burst between here and Stevens' Point and the fireman was scalded so severely that he died in a few hours.
News Briefs: It is a question never decided whether or not the farmer ought to work on Sunday in order to get in his crops if the weather looks threatening. Last Sunday scores of farmers in this section failed to put in an appearance at church and if you had visited their farms you could have seen them at work in the hayfield. Those who had hay down and did not get it in Sunday had it practically all spoiled by the rain that night. AND The pendulum is swinging back. Old fashioned names for girls are again in favor after the years of Eloise, Mayme, Kathryn, et cetera. The girl who spelled her name Carrye now signs it Caroline and rejoices in the beautiful old-fashioned name. Sara has resumed her final "h" which she once dropped in disgust. Mollie, Marie and May are now Mary, a beautiful and modest name. Lizzie would be horrified if called anything but Elizabeth and Jennie wants to be known as Jane, with no mistake about it. Suzette and Susanne are glad to return to the plain, dignified old name of Susan and Nannette calls herself Nancy with more pleasure than she ever dreamed. AND A thought for to-day--Make good your standing place and move the little sphere in which you dwell, by self-sacrifice and charity.
Compiled By: Betty Smith